How to watch the St James' Day service in Santiago de Compostela

Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

How to watch the St James' Day service in Santiago de Compostela

 
If you can't make it to Santiago de Compostela for Saint James Day, you'll be able to live stream the festival proceedings thanks to a local broadcaster. St James' Day occurs on the 25th of July in Spain and is a celebration of the achievements of Saint James, which translates to Santiago in Spanish. Learn more about Saint James Day in our comprehensive guide to the Jacobean Holy Year here.
 
Arriving in Santiago de Compostela on the final day |  <i>Sue Finn</i> Enjoying Santiago de Compostela after completing the Camino |  <i>Sue Finn</i> Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

The St James' Day service in Santiago will be live-streamed by the Gallician TV service which is accessible on this link: crtvg.gal. Note that this broadcast is in Spanish.
 
The events go on for most of the day. The main event in the Cathedral with military, royal and civil dignitary attendance in Plaza d'Obradoiro, is at midday, Spanish time on Sunday the 25th July (i.e. 8pm/6am/11am Sydney/New York/London time).
 
The evening before, on the 24th of July, there will be a fireworks display and a light show. This will screen at 10pm Saturday 24 July in Spain (i.e. 6am Sunday 25 July Sydney time, or 4pm/9pm New York/London on Saturday the 24th July). They've created a teaser of what to expect, which you can view here.
 
If you would like to walk the Camino de Santiago during the Jacobean Holy Year but weren't able to travel in 2021, we have great news: these celebrations have been extended to include 2022. Find our popular self guided Camino walking tours here.
 
Below you can watch the St James' Day celebrations from 2012, which includes a light show and fireworks display. 
 
 
>> Find our extensive information on the famous Camino de Santiago trail on our information page.
 

Do you want to walk or cycle the Camino during a Holy Year? Let us know in the comment section below.
 
  
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